I fell in love with the practice of yoga during my first class in 1988. I am still in love with it though my practice and understanding of it has evolved and changed many times.
I finished my first teacher training in 2002 and have been teaching ever since. My early teaching years were informed by the Vinyasa styles that combine breath and movement. After a few years of teaching, I was pulled in the direction of alignment-based practices and discovered Anusara Yoga and subsequently completed another teacher training.
I have been lucky enough to train and study with many gifted yoga teachers and I am very grateful for the wealth of knowledge they shared with me.
The learning process continues. My understanding of the practice, of the body and movement grows and evolves. I love that the practice of yoga combines many things: meditation, breath, movement, strength building and flexibility among some. For me, the focus on the breath is the centerpiece around which the other parts move.
I teach to my audience. I believe that every body is unique and there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all alignment and practice. Our bodies vary in shape, proportion, age and along other dimensions. As such, the practice needs to accommodate the body and not the other way around. I believe there is a yoga that will fit the needs of any individual regardless of their physical condition.
I bring my understanding of biomechanics, anatomy and movement-science to my teaching while also allowing every practitioner to express themselves in their very own special way.
I invite awareness and attention to the breath, so yoga can do its magic of soothing the mind and the soul while opening and strengthening the body.
I recently moved to Asheville and am very happy to be a part of this very vibrant and supportive community.
Gentle Flow (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:15 pm
This mid-day class is open to all levels of experience, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced practitioner looking for a gentler, slower-paced practice. We will open with centering to connect to our breath and begin to move mindfully. Everyone is invited to practice at a level that feels safe and optimal to their bodies. Alignment instructions and options will be offered so everyone can gauge their practice to what feels appropriate for them. The class will conclude with a sweet relaxation that might include a restorative pose, meditation and breathwork.